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Immerse yourself in a melting-pot of cultures, nationalities and perspectives by studying alongside students and faculty from around the world. Every year, an average of 130 different countries are represented at IE University, with over 75% of IE's students coming from abroad. The center in Madrid is a hub of innovation and technology. Gain access to cutting-edge resources, specialized classrooms and other modern facilities to fuel an educational experience that will take you to the heart of your passion. Classes are taught at the Centro de Estudios Superiores IE. Home to an endless number of historical sites, cultural activities, and an unparalleled nightlife, Madrid is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in Spain. The Spanish capital is welcoming, international, and tourist friendly. IE also has a campus in Segovia (50 mi outside of Madrid), mainly for freshmen and sophomores.


Area(s) of Study

  • Communication
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Communication Studies
  • Journalism
  • Radio-Television-Film
  • Undergraduate Studies
  • Humanities
  • Liberal Arts

Sponsored by College of Communication

Academic Information

Classes in IE University's undergraduate program are taught in English and the program is known for its international focus. Students are expected to focus on communication course work in three primary areas: Journalism, Corporate Communication and Visual Communication (RTF). 70% of coursework at IE must be in your declared area.


Students participating in this exchange program earn regular UT in-residence credit. Freshmen/Sophomores study in Segovia, Juniors/Seniors in Madrid. All grades earned for the courses undertaken are computed into the official Austin GPA.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Spanish


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


The Student Office provides off-campus housing information. IE has agreements for off-campus housing with several local facilities that offer long-term room rentals and services for students. Segovia info:

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Students pay a $75 non-refundable application fee and regular UT tuition, and are responsible for airfare, passport/visa, housing, food, local transportation, and other costs of living. Students are required to purchase international health insurance. Financial aid and scholarships may be used.


- Spring
  • Program: January 8, 2024 to May 24, 2024
  • Instructional: January 8, 2024 to May 3, 2024
  • Final Deadline: September 11, 2023
- Fall
  • Program: August 28, 2024 to December 19, 2024
  • Instructional: August 28, 2024 to December 19, 2024
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2024

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Cat M McGovern

Additional Resources

Program Website
Partner School Fact Sheet
Photo Gallery
Student Life
Make an Appointment
Visa Information

Next Step

When you are ready to apply, following the instructions at the link below. For more information, attend one of our Education Abroad Live Q&A's or contact the Program Coordinator

Program information above is subject to change